Comparing Legacy and Modern E-commerce Solutions
Intended Audience: Software Technology Professionals
3:00 PM - Doors Open! Social Mixer with Appetizers and Beverages
3:15 PM - Presentation
4:15 PM - Open Discussion, Coffee & Appetizers
5:00 PM - Event End
As a result of fantastic growth, the software industry has undergone the next step in "solution evolution" over the past 5 years. Enablement tools like Docker, AWS/GCE/Azure, OSS visibility/availability and architecture structures such as distributed computation, microservices, event sourcing and reactive solutions have brought forth more robust and scaleable solutions. The platforms of the past have either kept up with the trends and become more nimble and lean, or have fallen off to the side and become relics of the past.
This talk discusses the differences between large monolithic e-commerce platforms versus more modern, lean e-commerce frameworks and why architectural structures are important when selecting a platform to increase the likelihood of future proofing your solution.
This seminar will cover the following topics:
- How a high number of included features hurt innovation and promote vendor lock
- Proper modularity to reduce delivery risks and increase concurrent feature development
- Reduce overall costs through staffing, licensing and solution maintenance
Mike Ensor, Practice Director of Digital Transformation Services - Dev9
Mike Ensor leads Dev9's custom e-commerce practice. His broad experience and depth of knowledge comes from his time managing the technical aspects of the emerging e-commerce practice at Acquity Group/Accenture Digital, and directing the Managed Services and Technical Sales divisions at Intershop North America. He is a hands-on software architect with 20 years of experience in backend development, e-commerce, CMS, distributed systems and big data implementations. Throughout his career he has continually pushed the use of test-driven development and emphasized the merits of Agile-based development.